Review of Emerald Radiance deck 4 (Sun-Pool)
The Sun Deck is accessible only by stairs (located aft and forward). This is the best vantage point to enjoy the scenic views along the Emerald Radiance’s Douro River cruise itinerary route. The sundeck has an outdoor seating area with tables and chairs, 3 retractable awnings (shaded seating zones for relaxation), mid-ship located Deck Games area with a Tic-Tac-Toe (a giant version of the game).
Navigation Bridge (called “Wheelhouse” on riverboats) is passenger accessible. The structure is hydraulic (can be lowered for passing under low bridges).
The pool deck area has 1 rectangular swimming pool (with heated water) with a sunbathing area furnished with padded loungers and deck chairs. In the evenings, this area transforms into an outdoor cinema/movie theatre. After dinner times, the pool’s base rises and creates a floor. All sunloungers are rearranged to face a large screen. During movie time guests also enjoy complimentary popcorn. The evening cinema is free of charge (on a first-come-first-served basis).
The pool area also has its own Pool Bar (serving drinks at cost extra) and a complimentary tea/coffee station.
Sky Barbecue serves the sun deck with fast food.
Aft is located the boat’s Golf Putting Green (a 3-hole mini-golf course), directly accessible via a small staircase from Deck 3.
The Emerald Waterways Radiance boat also has on its top deck bike station for bicycles used complimentary by its guests on shore excursions and individual land tours. Another feature is the Walking Track (to be used between 8 am and 10 pm).